, Ida Lupino
, Walter Coy
, Noreen Nash
, Anthology series
, Smoking doctor
, Smoking doctors
, Four Star Playhouse
An episode of popular 1950s anthology series "Four Star Playhouse". This episode stars Ida Lupino, Walter Coy and Noreen Nash, and was originally broadcast on 21 April 1955 on CBS. However, this is a syndication copy under the "Star Performance" title. (I do hope this upload turns out OK. If there are any problems please let me know on the classic TV message board). Note: This contains, yes, smoking doctors, and features Ida Lupino playing an overweight woman.
Run time 25 minutes 20 secondsProduction Company Four Star ProductionsAudio/Visual sound, black and whiteLanguage English
April 30, 2015
Fully agree, a typical view into the 50's. Did you also notice the children always doing what adults say? The servicable attitude of the housewives? And the toy gun little Joey got for Xmas(!)? At least we learned something over the last 50 years..
February 23, 2015
I love Ida Lupino, so don't get me wrong. This is just about the most insulting show I've ever seen. Ida Lupino in a fat suit acting like nobody loves her because she's fat. And them she settles on Joe who "Doesn't love her that way". I think Ida is beautiful, but this show pisses me off.
If there's a moral to this story, it's that if you're fat, you should me luck with whatever you get, because you're not worth truly loving. After all, you're fat, and you don't deserve to be loved.